OBITUARY

James L Lefler

March 16, 1944January 19, 2013

James L. Lefler, age 68, of Evansville, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Deaconess Hospice Center. Mr. Lefler was president of Lefler Body Shop until his retirement in 1999. He was also co-owner of the Brickyard Apartments, a member of the West Side Nut Club and a past member of the West Side Kiwanis. Jim was an Army veteran stationed in France during the Vietnam War. He was an active member of American Baptist East Church, where he served as a trustee. Surviving Jim are two sons, Jimmy Lefler and his wife Stephanie and Greg Lefler and his wife Kelly; sisters Sharon Robinson (Don), Linda Bunch (Ralph), Mary Ozenghar (Bob), Karen Martin (Bill), Barbara Lance (Ron) and Nancy Lefler; brothers David Lefler, Charles Lefler (Nina) and Jerry Lefler (Linda), as well as eight grandchildren: Ashleigh Lefler, Josh Lefler, Sierra Allen, Maggie Lefler, Emma Mattes, Alexis Wheeler, Mason Schnerder and Grace Mattes. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leroy and Magdalene (Rosenkrantz) Lefler and by two brothers, Terry “Hook” Lefler and Roger “Woody” Lefler. Funeral services will be at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at American Baptist East Church, Rev. Jeff Stratton officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 2:00 to 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday at Pierre Funeral Home, 2601 W. Franklin St. Memorial contributions may be made to West Side Nut Club Foundation, P.O. Box 6032, Evansville, IN 47719 or American Baptist East Church, 6300 Washington Avenue, Evansville, IN 47715. Condolences may be made online at www.pierrefuneralhome.com.

Alexander Memorial Park Cemetery Burial Location: St Mark, Lot 22C, Space 1

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, January 22, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 23, 2013
REMEMBERING

James L Lefler

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Jason Kellams

January 30, 2013

Jimmy,

My deepest condolences for your loss. Your dad was a great man and I am glad I had a chance to know him.

Jerry Smith

January 25, 2013

Jimmy and Family, we are keeping you close in thought and prayers. We are so sorry. During these times there just are not adequate words. Much love, Jerry and Debbie(Baylor)Smith

January 24, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with your family!Jim has done some many kind/thoughtful gestures to help me get through some tough times.He was a good friend to me and will be missed terribly..Love Nadia Musser & Peanut

Wendy Endicott

January 24, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with all of the friends and family. Jim will truly be missed.

Paula Pugh

January 23, 2013

There is a deep sadness on the West Side of Evansville as we say goodbye to a good friend. It would be very hard to find someone on the West Side of town that didn't know him. He touched a lot of lives in many different ways. He had a warm and welcoming smile and was a friend to all. He will be sadly missed. God Bless the entire Lefler family.

January 22, 2013

Greg, you did a wonderful job of taking care of your father. It was a pleasure to get to know him and care for him. You and the family are in my prayer. Sharon L., Hospice RN

January 22, 2013

JIMMY, THE SMITH FAMILY ARE SO SAD TO HERE OF THE LOST OF YOU DAD- HE WAS A ONE OF THE NICEST MAN THAT ANY ONE COULD EVER MET. OURS PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN YOUR LOST. THE SMITH FAMILY- SMITHS SERVICES CENTER

Dean Hamby

January 22, 2013

Jimmy

I had intended to come to your Dad`s visitation--but--the engine in my car locked up yesterday and I have nothing to drive. Living in Newburgh, it`s a little too far to walk.:-)

Agsin, I`m sorry thay your Dad has passed away,

God bless you all,

Dean Hamby (I worked at Siemers Glass for almost 20 years)

Mark Smith

January 22, 2013

Jimmy, I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a great guy and a good friend. He'll be missed by many.

Barb Lance

January 22, 2013

You will be missed my brother Barb Lance